Jammu & Kashmir

Maroge tunnel on Srinagar-Jammu highway thrown open

Maroge tunnel.

New Delhi: India’s minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari said the construction of a 250-meter viaduct has been completed in Jammu and Kashmir, which will shorten the travel distance on the Srinagar-Jammu highway.

Nitin Gadkari in a post said in Jammu and Kashmir the construction of a 250-meter viaduct (2-lane) in conjunction with a 395-meter (2-lane) Maroge Tunnel, at an estimated cost of Rs 82 crore has been successfully completed.

Sharing Gadkari’s statement, the Ministry said this infrastructure is situated along the Ramban to Banihal section of highway.

“This 645-meter segment, as part of the larger project, will not only shorten the travel distance by 200 meters, reducing steep gradients but also provide an alternative route bypassing the well-known Sita Ram Passi slide area,” the release added.

“It facilitates the smooth flow of vehicles, bypassing the challenging Margo area gradients,” he added.

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